Lewis. 117 mins. Elegantly mounted with an agreeable lightness of tone this is a near perfect screen version of the Forster novel with some dandy acting. Edinburgh; Dominion. Edinburgh Film Guild
0 Rumble Fish ( 18) (Francis Ford Coppola. US. 1983) Mickey Rourke. Matt Dillon. Dennis Hopper. 9-1 mins. Electrifying expressionist visuals grace an existentialist parable about the need to forge one’s own identity and the alienation it can bring. Edinburgh: Filmhouse
o The Secret of My Success (PG) (Herbert Ross. US. 1987) Michael]. Fox. Helen Slater. Richard Jordan. 111 mins. Country bumpkin fox comes to big city Noo Yawk to make his fortune. Capably performed yuppie high jinks. Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road
0 The Servant ( 18) (Joseph Losey. UK. 1963) Dirk Bogarde. James Fox. Sarah Miles. 116 mins. An aristocratic but ineffectual young man moves into a London residence and comes under the sinister inﬂuence of his manservant. Losey‘s outsider‘s fascination with the English class system combines with screenwriter Pinter‘s effortless menace in this claustrophobic rneolodrarna. which benefits from a superbly steely performance from Bogarde. A key film in the baroque. unsettling and detached cinema of Joseph Losey. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 The Seventh Victim (PG) (Mark Robson. US. 19-13) Kim Hunter. 'I‘om Conway. 71 mins. A girl searches for her sister in New York and finds that she has fallen under the inﬂuence of Satanists. Although censorship makes the plot vaguely incomprehensible. this is a good example of the suggestively shadowy thrillers produced by Val Lewton in the 40s. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 She's Gotta Have It ( 18) (Spike Lee. US. 1986)Tracy CamillaJohns. Redmond Hicks. Spike Lee. 85 mins. Spirited. sympathetic comedy ofsexual manners with a snappy script and fluid technique that marked an auspicious debut for its young. gifted and black writer/director/star. Highly recommended. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 The Shining ( 18) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1981)) Jack Nicholson. Shelley Duvall. Anne Jackson. 14-1 mins. Kubrick‘s overwrought horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King‘s novel to concentrate on the deeper terror ofa family turning in on itself. Nicholson. with all the stops out. is bug-eyed and demonic as the father bringing much aggression to bear against his son. The final scenes are literally chilling. Edinburgh; Cameo o The Sweet Smell of Success (PG) (Alexander MacKendrick. US. 1957) Burt Lancaster. Tony Curtis. 96 mins. Curtis is a parasitic agent digging up or creating scandals for all-powerful gossip columnist Lancaster. One of I Iollywood‘s most caustic dramas. this is a dark triumph ofa film. with biting script mordantly
their powers. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
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0 Taxi Driver(18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1986) Robert de Niro. Cybill Shepherd. Harvey Keitel. 114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is so repelled by the squalour and moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. ()ne of the key films of the 711s with the Scorsese-De Niro partnership at its peak. Edinburgh; Edinburgh Film Guild
0 Three Amigos (PG) (John Landis. US. 1987) Chevy Chase. Steve Martin. Martin Short. 1115 mins. Dreadful comedy-musical-fiesta—dog with Steve and Co searching for laughs in old Mexico. 'l‘hree amigos but. alas. only two laughs among them. Glasgow; GFI'
0 Time Banditsu’G) ('I'erry Gilliam. UK. 1981 ) Sean Connery. Ralph Richardson. John Cleese. 113 mins. Six dwarfs. aided by the Supreme Being. escort a young schoolboy through various holes in Time where he is able to encounter the likes of Robin Hood. Patchy fantasy fable with some good moments. Glasgow; GFI‘
0 La Traversée de Paris ( PU) (Autant Lara. France. 1956) Jean Gabin. Bourvil. 83 mins. In occupied France a wealthy painter and a proletarian black-marketeer become uneasy allies in the transportation of a consignment of illicit pork across nighttime Paris. Engagingly cynical black comedy. Edinburgh: Filmhouse
0 Under the Cherry Moon ( 15) (Prince. LS. 1986) Prince. Steven Berkoff. 1111) mins. Stylish but very silly tale of His Purpleness wowing the ladies in the South of France as a gigolo-adventurer. ’I‘he filmic equivalent of vanity publishing. Edinburgh: IiLfI’S o The Untouchables ( 15) (Brian De Palrna. LS. 1987) Kevin Costner. Sean Connery. Robert de Niro. 119 mins. Chicago during Prohibition is a city in the pocket of the bloated all-powerful gangster Al Capone but youthful. naive treasury officer Iiliot Ness. inspired by the true grit of Connervs over-the-hill Irish cop. forms an elite squad of incorruptible law officers who vow to put him behind bars or see him in hell first.
A blood-drenched morality tale on a grand Shakespearean scale. the Untouchables is a film with the look and feel of greatness in every myth-celebrating frame from De Palma's assured direction to David Mamet’s cracking script and Connery"s wise. gruff. ()scar calibre performance. Not to be missed. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Cannon. Lothian: Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. ()deon Ayr 0 When the Wind Blows ( Pti) (Jimmy 'I'. Murakami. UK. 1981)) With the voices of Peggy Ashcroft and John Mills. 85 mins. Five-star animation enlivens this otherwise monotonous and talkative version of the Raymond Briggs book in which the impossibly naive elderly couple face the challenge of the nuclear age with the same spirit that brought them happily through the blitz. Glasgow; Grosvenor
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